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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - March 18, 1993, Fairbanks, Alaska
Sports Roxy draws no. 1 spot for North american thursday weather Snow ending during the Day High in the 30s Page a-2daily news Miner a vol. Xci no. 65 the voice of Interior Alaska Fairbanks Alaska thursday March 18, 1993 50c per copy 26 pages Jeff King adjusts to his Crown by Tim Mowry staff writer Nome its just a dog race. That a what Jeff King kept telling himself As he signed autographs Shook hands and endured interview after interview wednesday. Just 14 hours after winning the id Tarod Trail sled dog race Kings life was spinning As fast As his dogs had run the 1,161-mile Trail from Anchorage to Nome. A i woke up this morning with my kids lying on me watching cartoons a a said King still looking a bit worn out despite a Good nights sleep. A pretty soon the door started pounding and people started pouring in wanting to know where i was going and where i was going to be. A the phone was ringing and people were leaving All kinds of messages a he said. A i just went a holy Mackerel a a there was talk of an appearance on the a a David Letterman show next week. A to Fly All that Way and have a Guy Embarrass you i done to know if in a up to that a said King. King crossed the finish line at 12 38 . Wednesday to win the worlds longest most famous sled dog race. He covered the Trail in a record time of to Days 15 hours 38 minutes 15�seconds to clip nearly four hours off the record set by Martin Buser last year. King was driving a new four wheel drive Dodge pickup around Nome one of his Many rewards for winning the race. He was wearing a new Wool Cabela a baseball Cap which a representative from the outdoor sport ing goods company his main sponsor placed on his head when he walked into id Tarod Headquarters. Unlike the Ball Cap the 37-year-old King said he Wasny to going to let winning go to his head. A i think you be got to keep winning the id Tarod in perspective a he said. A a it a the Premier dog race on the Globe but its still a dog but King recognized that winning the id Tarod May be a once in a Rob Stapleton news mine King of the Trail Jeff King of Denali holds his Lead dogs Herbie and Kitty in Nome after winning the id Tarod Trail sled dog race Early wednesday. King who won the Yukon quest in 1989, set an id Tarod record�?10 Days 15 hours 38 minutes. Lifetime Opportunity. Third place finisher and 1983 Champ Rick Mackey reminded him of that in White Mountain when he left with a seven minute Lead Over Dee Dee Jonrowe with 77 Miles to go. A Rick Mackey came up to me in White Mountain and said let me Tell you through experience done to let it slip out of your hands. You May not have everything working like this Ever sled dog race a More on the race see sports Section d a Winner Jeff King of Denali Park a finish wednesday March 17, at 12 38 . A winning time 10 Days 15 hours 38 minutes. A second place Dee Dee Jonrowe of Willow. Time 10 Days 16 hours 10 minutes. A top 10 1 King 2 Jonrowe 3 Rick Mackey 10 18 7 4 Susan Butcher 10 22 2 5 Tim Osmar 10 22 7 6 Martin Buser 11 0 47 7 Matt Desalernos 11 5 46 8 Doug Swingley 11 6 38 9 Rick Swenson 11 18 14 10 Bruce Lee 11 12 00. Detours to Dalton dwindle Bill to open Highway could get Green Light by Kate Ripley staff writer Juneau six years ago sen. Steve Frank a Fairbanks introduced legislation to allow Public travel on the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay. As a minority member in the past Frank saw his Bill die in committees never to reach the floors of the House or Senate. This year though could be the year of the Dalton Highway the 414-mile link Between Livengood and the North slope Oil Fields. Frank is co chairman of the powerful Senate finance committee As Well As a member of the re publican majority that is leading both chamber but Frank is not count Alaska 19 9 3 legislature ing Highway markers just yet. A not very often does something happen Over the objection of the representative or senator whose District is being affected a Frank said wednesday. A but i maintain this is a Public Road and it ought to be opened to the sen. Georgianna Lincoln whose Large Horseshoe shaped District takes in much of the Dalton Highway is not so sure. A we have to really thoroughly Analyse How much its going to Cost us next year in three years in five years in to years a Lincoln said. A a in a willing to always listen to the other Side but i want to make sound Lincoln admits however that she May be powerless to Stop the Bill. She is a member of the democratic minority and few Rural lawmakers in the minority serve on key committees she said. A a what a our chances id say the Damn thing is going to pass a she said of Franks Bill. Bush lawmakers traditionally have opposed opening the Dalton. By statute Only commercial and Industrial travel is allowed North of disaster Creek. Most concerns Center on Public safety due to the roads narrow curves and Steep Hills and fears that unregulated Access would bring too Many Hunters into the area threatening the sub see Dalton on Back Page a Chain of tragedies for family grand jury indicts mom in baby death by Debra Mckinney Anchorage daily news anchorages when Jedadiah Daniel Waelbrock was born he became a Symbol of Hope in a deeply troubled family struggling to overcome the agony of incest. Whatever Hope he brought was Short lived. Tuesday a grand jury indicted his Mother 20-year-old Tanya c. Wade for manslaughter. The 4-month-old child was found the morning of feb. 13 floating in the Bathtub beside Wade who according to court papers either had fallen asleep or was passed out drunk. A i was expecting it a Wade said tuesday of the indictment. A a in a pretty scared and worried and the Anchorage daily news told the Story of the Wade Wolfe family last August about How Tanya Wade and her two Sisters had been sexually abused by the Man they should have been Able to Trust the most their father a Baptist preacher. In the eight years since George a a Tom Wade went to prison there a been a Chain reaction of tragedies As one Wade child after another has acted out the pain caused by incest. In their Mother Diana Wolfe swords a the raped their for Tanya Wade at first there was shame. Then anger. By the time she was 17, shed been through eight different Homes shelters and drug and alcohol treatment programs including Alaska psychiatric Institute. Eventually she disappeared into the streets of Anchorage and became a Spenard Road prostitute. Last february Wade told her Mother she was pregnant by her Boyfriend Lance Waelbrock 21. She showed off the results of her Home pregnancy test smiled and hugged her Mother. A my thought was a of there were just so Many strikes against this kid a Wolfe said. A Tanya was working in the streets and living in the Woods and i m supposed to be excited about this a later when three months pregnant and convicted of prostitution Wolfe Cut her daughter off telling her not to Call As Long As she was still working the streets. But Wade said she knew of no other Way to make a living. Wade said she continued prostituting until her first welfare Check arrived when she was seven months pregnant. By then Wolfe was feeling differently about the baby. She knew state social workers would be monitoring the family. And she knew her daughter wanted nothing More than to be a Mother. A we thought that if anything could get her to change this would be it because she wanted that baby so desperately a Wolfe said. Wade curbed her drug and Alco see Mother on Back Page inside Alaska. B-2 almanac. B-3 Ann Landers. A-7 classifieds. C-4-8 comics. B-4 crossword. _.c-6 Horoscope. B-4 letters to the editor. A-4 markets. .a-6 movie ads. C-3 nation. A-2,3,5 obituaries. B-2 sports. D-1,2 television. .a-7 weather. A-2 world. C-4 sourdough Jack see a a How a you like to get a cold with a Bac Teria that size a Ryan improperly claimed travel expense says de big bacteria defies Laws of biology the new York times flouting the scientific Canon that All bacteria Are microscopic researchers have discovered a Strain so huge that it can be seen with the naked Eye. The single celled organism plucked from the bowels of an australian fish is about the size of a Hyphen in a newspaper making it by far the largest bacterium Ever detected. Bacteriologist from Australia and Indiana unveiled the new specimen wednesday in the scientific journal nature and gave it the appropriately awesome name Fishelson. In measuring More than one-50th of an Inch in length and possessing a volume a million times that of the common e. Coli microbe the newly discovered bacterium seems to defy Laws of biology that limit How big a simple bacterial cell can grow. So outsize is the creature that researchers May soon be Able to use it to begin exploring the intimate details of bacterial innards a task impossible with the tinier species of microbes. A a it a so huge that we could stick electrodes into it a said Esther r. Angert of Indiana University. By Kate Ripley staff writer Juneau a state Agency has asked rep. Al Vezey a chief of staff. Joe Ryan to pay Back $785 in travel expenses the state claims Ryan had no right to receive. The expenses include reimbursement for a plane ticket to Juneau when Ryan was already there. Tom Haas of the department of environmental conservation said in a memo that Ryan was reimbursed for round trip air fare from Fairbanks to Juneau and per diem to cover costs for a meeting Jan. 11-13 of decks local emergency planning committee. Ryan has served on the committee which keeps track of hazardous materials in Fairbanks since 1988. Ryan was hired by Vezey a North pole in Juneau in Early january and had no need for the plane ticket and was not entitled to the per diem Haas said in the memo. Ryan claimed $566 in airfare and $219 in per diem according to a state travel authorization form signed by Ryan. The ticket was for a round trip flight from Fairbanks to Juneau Jan. La returning to Fairbanks Jan. 13. Ryan was hired by Vezey a North pole in Juneau Jan. 5, according to state payroll records. A the purpose of per diem and transportation being paid for members to attend meetings is so that out of pocket expenses will be Ryan i pc Haas said in the memo. A you had no out of pocket expenses and therefore Are not entitled to be reimbursed for in an interview Ryan said he actually came to Juneau Jan. 4 and did not use the plane ticket for which he requested reimburse ment. But Ryan a former Borough assemblyman who ran against Vezey in the primary said he does not agree with dec s interpretation of what is and is not a valid reimbursement claim. A a we re having a Little Bone of Contention Here. Until we get this straightened out it really wont do much help to discuss it Quot Ryan said tuesday. A dec and i go Back a Long time there have been lots of contentions. This is just another of the Ryan said he wrote dec a letter defending his actions and has not paid Back the $785. Asked Why he claimed air fare he did not use Ryan said the Money was budgeted and available for the committee. Rep. Vezey sided with Ryan in the matter. A a in a sure or. Ryan will do the Correct thing. At this Point in time in a not aware of what he a done
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